1. Justice Live Album ‘Access All Arenas’ Set For May Release

    May 01, 2013 4:03 AM EDT The month of the May is shaping as a big one for fans of French electronic dance music. Justice will drop a live album “Access All Arenas” from May 6, a date that puts it just ahead of Daft Punk’s hugely anticipated “Random Access Memories”, which is due on a staggered international release…

  2. Xzibit Opens Up About 'Napalm' Album, Passing of His Son & Career Start

    October 10, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Xzibit has spent six years since "Full Circle" (2006) away from the recording booth, until now. Yesterday (Tues., Oct. 9) the West Coast rapper released his most personal album to date, "Napalm." On the first episode of Billboard's original series, Close Up, in which…

  3. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut -- from 78 RPM to digital downloads, and in…

  4. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  5. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 3:40 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid down in the human traffic when continuing to walk…

  6. Album Review: Justice, 'Audio, Video, Disco'

    October 25, 2011 8:30 AM EDT JUSTICE Audio, Video, Disco Producers: Gaspard Auge, Xavier de Rosnay Ed Banger/Because/Elektra Release Date: Oct. 24 Dance music has exploded in the United States in the four years since this Parisian duo released its Grammy Award-nominated 2007 debut, no style more than the hard-hitting…

  7. Justice Returns: 'Audio, Video, Disco' Fuses Electro With Arena Rock

    October 21, 2011 3:25 PM EDT It was the year 2007, and dance music was at a crossroads. On one side: the synthesized, instrumental rhythms of underground dance, created by dominantly faceless producers to feed a global yet dwindling network of touring DJs. On the other: mashup artists like DJ AM and a bevy of imitators,…

  8. Johnnie Wright, Country Star & Kitty Wells' Husband, Dies at 97

    September 27, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Nashville lost one of its oldest links to Country Music's past with the passing of Johnnie Wright Tuesday morning (Sept. 27) at the age of 97. Wright, along with Jack Anglin, formed the duo Johnnie & Jack in 1939. The two created a unique sound that influenced many of Country Music&…

  9. Avenged Sevenfold Returns with 'Nightmare' After Drummer's Death

    July 26, 2010 12:30 PM EDT A year ago, hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold was one of the most fortunate bands on the planet. Blessed with a supportive label, record sales beyond the 2 million mark, a rabid fan base and a lucrative tour schedule, the group seemed to have nowhere to go but up. But everything changed on Dec…

  10. Al Jarreau in Critical Condition in France

    July 23, 2010 8:33 AM EDT Grammy-award winning singer Al Jarreau was in intensive care in a French hospital Friday after suffering breathing problems in the Alps, forcing him to cancel four concerts. Jarreau's manager, Joe Gordon, said the 70-year-old singer "is awake and he's concerned" about…

  11. 'This Is It' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    November 05, 2009 8:03 AM EST Michael Jackson 's " This Is It " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums survey, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon returns to the top of European Hot 100 Singles for the seventh week…

  12. Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Britney Dominate MTV VMA Noms

    August 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT Pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Tuesday each earned nine nominations for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, while Britney Spears continued her musical comeback with seven nods. All three will compete for the honor of video of the year, with Beyonce…

  13. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  14. MGMT Wins Piracy Fight With Sarkozy's Party

    April 28, 2009 12:53 PM EDT "No time to think of consequences/Take only what you need from it," sings American psychedelic indie rock band MGMT in its popular anthem "Kids." This was exactly what French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party did when it used the song without the band's…

  15. Justice Parties Hearty In Tour Documentary

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere of "A Cross the Universe," a relentlessly nihilistic documentary that follows the band on its spring 2008 tour. French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  17. The Police Pick Madison Square Garden For Final Gig

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police's last-ever show will be held Aug. 7 at New York's Madison Square Garden, with proceeds to benefit New York public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. The Police's last-ever show will be held Aug. 7 at New York's Madison Square Garden, with proceeds to…

  18. Buckcherry Gets Busy On Next Album

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Buckcherry is eyeballing a summer release for its next album, the follow-up to 2006's platinum "15," which spawned crossover hits such as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry." "We're finishing up the songwriting Buckcherry is eyeballing a summer release for…

  19. Justice Moving The Crowd On MySpace Tour

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST After launching its inaugural music tour last fall with headliners Say Anything and Hellogoodbye, MySpace has snagged French electronic duo Justice to anchor its second branded trek, set to begin Marc After launching its inaugural music tour last fall with headliners Say Anything and…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

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